Wowzers, it’s that time already. The season toy-makers have been dreaming of and bloggers feel compelled to write about. You guessed it, I’m doing it too.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been carefully listening to the trends and seeing what are the most sought-after gifts for this Holiday season. I even asked a few of the people working in my local toy shop to hear their predictions. I may, or may not have had a word with the Big Man in the North Pole, but that would be telling. So, without further faffing, here are the top 20 trending toys for Christmas 2021.
Oh, and by the way – any toys that arrive on my desk get donated to a local charity for kids who need a little extra under the tree this season.
LOL Surprise OMG Sunshine Gurl Fashion Doll – Dress Up Doll Set with 20 Surprises for Girls and Kids
- UNBOX 20 SURPRISES including LOL Surprise OMG Series 4.5 fashion doll Sunshine Gurl!
- RUNWAY READY: Sunshine Gurl has stunning features and perfectly styled hair. She is articulated for tons of poses. Plus, she’s the big sister to fan favorite LOL Surprise character, Dawn!
- FIERCE FASHIONS: Dress Sunshine Gurl in her fierce fashions and fabulous accessories. Pro Tip: Hands are removable for easy dressing.
- PACKAGE BECOMES PLAYSET: The doll’s package becomes reusable playset with a dressing room, making this toy for both girls and boys even better.
- OPPOSITES 4 EVA: LOL Surprise OMG Series 4.5 dolls are opposites. Collect both Sunshine Gurl and Moonlight B.B.!
PAW Patrol, Movie Ultimate City 3ft. Tall Transforming Tower with 6 Action Figures, Toy Car, Lights and Sounds
- TRANSFORMING RESCUE RAMP: Pull the handle down to extend the tower’s ramp! Launch vehicles (Chase included, other toy cars sold separately) down the ramp – it lights up at launch, just like in the Paw Patrol movie!
- 3FT. TALL PAW PATROL TOWER: This PAW Patrol toy is the tallest tower yet and is packed with places to play and exciting features to discover! Includes 6 pup toy figures, Chase cruiser and clip-on backpack.
- LIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Push the button for sound effects; rotate the command center’s pup selector to light up the map; the badge on the front of the tower lights up; the ramp lights up at launch and more!
- PUP AND VEHICLE ELEVATORS: Send pups to the top of the tower – a clip keeps figures in place on the elevator! Roll the cruiser or a Deluxe Vehicle (sold separately) onto the vehicle platform and lift the handle!
- PAW PATROL MOVIE TOYS: PAW Patrol kids toys, action figures, toy cars and playsets are perfect birthday and christmas gifts, for kids ages 3 and up, to create missions with their favorite pups!
Little Tikes Pelican Explore & Fit Cycle Fun Fitness Adjustable Exercise Equipment Kids Stationary Bike with Videos Audio
- FREE TRAINER ADVENTURE VIDEOS – Easy to access videos on YouTube for a fun visual adventure.
- BUILT-IN AUDIO ADVENTURES – Excitement right out of the box so you can ride without a screen.
- BLUETOOTH SPEAKER – Play your own music and ride along to the beat.
- ADJUTABLE SEATING & HANDLEBARS – Fits kids of all sizes.
- ADJUTABLE RESISTANCE – Always kid-friendly, but adjust the lever for an easy or challenging workout.
- TILTS FOR EXCITEMENT – The bike safely tilts back and forth for more thrills.
- ADJUSTABLE MOUNT FOR SMART DEVICES – Mount and use your own smart device.
- Blippi Toys come in an exciting range of plush, vehicles, blinds, and roleplay items! Bring the fun home today!
- Blippi has quickly captured the attention and hearts of children through content available on YouTube.
- Children between the ages of 2 to 7 have become great friends with Blippi, thanks to his goofy mannerisms and friendly demeanor.
- Parents love his interactive and educational content that helps children get excited about learning.
Throw Throw Burrito
- The World’s First Dodgeball Card Game – Collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging and throwing squishy airborne burritos.
- A Game by Exploding Kittens – Creators of award-winning, hilarious and entertaining games that adults, teens and kids will all enjoy!
- A Simple and Easy Game for Kids and Adults – Clear some space and put away the antiques, because you’ve never played a party game quite like this. The cards you collect earn you points, but you lose points when you get hit by squishy burritos.
- Collect Cards. Play Your Hand. Throw Things at Your Friends – Look no further for picnic games, camping games or travel games that will get you launching burritos at your friends and family.
- 15 Minutes to Play, 2-6 Players, Ages 7+ – Includes 120 cards, 7 tokens and 2 adorable foam burritos soft enough to throw at your Great-Auntie Marlene.
TekyGo! The Trampoline Console
TekyGo! is a new type of gaming console that is designed to stimulate learning and exercise through an indoor trampoline that connects to the TV.
In 4 easy steps, you can give your children access to unlimited learning, exercise, and new adventures all from the comfort of your living room.
Set up your TekyGo! Portal to release TekyGo!, download the App, connect your TekyGo! Accessories, plug in your sensor, and get your little ones moving.
LEGO Elf Club House (10275) Building Kit
- Explore your favorite family Holiday traditions with this delightful building challenge; Build the quaint Elf Club House (10275) then explore all its cozy holiday details as you unwind with this hands-on project
- Create something truly magical with your family this holiday period; Savor the build then enjoy a wonderful festive display model that will bring seasonal cheer to your home year after year
- Discover a waffle machine, triple-decker bed with glowing light that shakes to wake the elves, a repositionable chimney and a sleigh, complete with a reindeer, to park in the ‘sleighport’
SUNOWE Pop Push Bubbles It Macaron Bag
- Made of high quality Silica gel material sensory toy messenger bag fidget simple toy stress relief messenger bag toys for kids adults.
- Press the bubbles down, the bubble fidget toy bag make a slight popping sound, enjoy the joy of pressing and effectively relieve anxiety and stress, eliminate irritability. Suitable for children and adult with high anxiety/autism/OCD/ADHD special needs.
- It is a great colorful sensory bag you fidget with again and again, effectively help to relieve anxiety and stress and help restore the mood. “Pop, Pop, Pop” sounds very enjoyable and decompressed.
Star Belly Dream Lites® Unicorn Plush Toy in Pink
Bed, Bath, & Beyond have an amazing line up of Holiday ornaments, decor, and gifts and I know this one is going to be a popular one on the Santa Lists.
Your little one will love cuddling their new Star Belly Dream Lites Unicorn Plush Toy. The cozy unicorn plush features a built-in light design to make your child’s bedtime routine magical and fun, while soothes and calms with the rotating star mode.
ROYBI® Robot Language & STEM Skills Smart Toy
With over 500 lessons, 70,000 words, and 50 categories, including basic STEM, stories, games, and songs, the ROYBI Robot Smart Toy creates a fun and interactive learning experience for children. App compatible with iOS and Android devices.
- Excellent interactive toy creates a fun learning experience for children
- Best suited for children from 3 to 15 years old
- Uses artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver personalized content to children based on their pace and interests
- Includes over 500 lessons, 70,000 words, and 50 categories, including basic STEM, stories, games, and songs
- May also be used as a supplementary device for children with speech delay
- Easy installation takes less than 10 seconds to install on a Wi-Fi network or even your phone’s hotspot
- Works with iOS and Android
Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box (484 Pieces)
- Kids will spend hours engaging in pretend play with this medium-sized building kit. This build your own play toy allows kids to create toy trains or tiger figurines with this classic collection of LEGO bricks in 35 different colors.
- This creative toy for boys and girls includes windows, toy eyes, 18 tires and toy wheel rims that can be placed on a green baseplate for kids to role play; plus the container can be used as toy storage.
- Kids can use their imagination to bring to life any building toy they want with these colorful toys, fostering kids playtime and building creativity throughout the process.
- Kids won’t have to stop the role play with just the LEGO Creative Brick playset as these building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative play.
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Pretend Play Set
- 6-Piece cleaning set for hours of pretend play housekeeping
- Includes broom, mop, Duster, dust pan, brush, and storage stand
- All pieces durably made and sized for kids
- Dust Pan snaps onto all handles
- Sturdy wooden construction
Thames & Kosmos Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit
- Build your own awesome, wearable mechanical hand that you operate with your own fingers.
- No motors, no batteries — just the power of air pressure, water, and your own hands!
- Hydraulic pistons enable the mechanical fingers to open and close and grip objects with enough force to lift them.
- Every finger joint can be adjusted to different angles for precision movement.
- Three configurations: right hand, left hand, and claw-like; adjustable to fit virtually any human hand.Learn how pneumatic and hydraulic systems are used in industrial robots such as automobile components.
L.O.L Surprise! OMG Movie Magic Studios
- UNBOX 70+ Surprises including 12 dolls. Over $300 value!
- READY TO FILM with packaging that becomes a movie studio with 4 stages and a movie theater green screen, and an included tripod for your cellphone to film movies!
- 12 DOLLS TO UNBOX including 2 OMG fashion dolls, 6 LOL Surprise dolls, 2 Pets and 2 Lil Sisters ensures that you can create a full cast and crew for each movie you produce!
- PACKAGE BECOMES PLAYSET WITH 3D UNBOXING EXPERIENCE: Brace yourselves for the ultimate movie toy playset and enjoy an exciting, fun 3D unboxing experience with the LOL Surprise Extreme Movie Magic playset!
- MOVIE THEME ACCESSORIES: Your LOL doll clothes are all movie inspired! Each movie doll has stunning features, gorgeous, styled hair, and outrageous movie star style.
Little Live Pets – Gotta Go Flamingo
- Feed Sherbet the Gotta Go Flamingo his food and watch his long neck wobble ‘n’ wiggle and make you giggle!
- Sherbet will start singing his hilarious “Gotta Go” song and make funny sounds to tell you that he needs to use the toilet!
- Place Sherbet on the toilet and watch him poop his magic colorful poop into the bowl.
- Scoop up the magic poop! It dries instantly so you can feed and watch Sherbet poop again and again!
- Sherbet loves to chat, record and repeat back what you say as he moves!
Mario Party Superstars – Nintendo Switch
- Calling all superstars! Mario party is back with 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario party games
- 100 classic minigames return from the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube games and more!
- Bring the party Anytime, anywhere with same-system**, local wireless**, or online* play
- Victory is just as sweet (and stealing STARS is just as satisfying) from anywhere across the globe
- Play using a single Joy-Con controller, two Joy-Con with the Joy-Con grip accessory, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, or Nintendo Switch lite system
Nintendo Switch – OLED edition
- 7-Inch OLED screen – Enjoy vivid colors and crisp contrast with a screen that makes colors pop.
- Wide adjustable stand – freely angle the system’s wide, adjustable stand for comfortable viewing in tabletop mode.
- Wired LAN port – Use the dock’s LAN port when playing in TV mode for a wired internet connection.
- 64 GB internal storage – Save games to your system with 64 GB of internal storage.
- Enhanced audio – Enjoy enhanced sound from the system’s onboard speakers when playing in handheld and tabletop modes.
VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine, Black (English Version)
- Music Magic mode turns down the main voice of included songs or songs accessed through a mobile device.
- Connects to MP3 players or mobile devices with the included audio cable so you can play songs from your own collection.
- Includes six built-in games, a voice changer that has five different voice effects, fun sound effects and eight original songs.
- Twist the disco light 180 degrees for bright and colorful light effects that create a great atmosphere for singing and dancing.
- Use the built-in recorder to record yourself for up to five minutes.
Shifu Orboot (App Based): Augmented Reality Interactive Globe
- Compatibility – Orboot app is free on iOS and Android. Compatible with – iPad 3rd Gen & above, iPad Air all models, iPad Pro All models, iPad Mini 2 & above, iPhone 6 & above; Android 3GB RAM and above. Amazon devices (kindles) are currently not supported at the moment.
- Orboot Globe + app takes the child on an augmented reality based journey around the world. Fun. Interactive. Educational. (No borders and no names on Globe)
- The box comes with a 10” globe, passport, stamps, country flag stickers, and a detailed help guide.
- Categories in app – cultures, monuments, inventions, animals, maps and weather for various countries across the globe.
- Steam ahead – a perfect toy for the ever-curious kids that sparks their imagination and curiosity. It helps build knowledge, linguistic and cognitive skills. Makes for an amazing and unique gift for kids!
- Need Internet only once, to set up the app! After the Orboot app is set up on your device, you can play the games offline, without the internet. However, you will need to connect to the internet from time-to-time to update your app and have access to all new games and levels.
My Earth Animals Trading Cards
Great for collecting, trading & playing multiple cards games, like Go Fish, Memory, Old Maid, etc.
One Animal Pack: allows kids to start collecting their favourite animals.
Trader Set (6 packs) :has kids starting to trade with friends and siblings to collect families and teambuilding
Set (10 packs):have kids starting to build their own games like Go Fish, Matching and Old Maid (keep your eye out for Katsumi)!
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Each Animal Pack Contains 5 Random Animal Cards.
Your purchase helps save animals across Canada. A percentage of your order goes directly to the Earth Animal Fund. These causes support animal welfare and environmental conservation across Canada.
Stay tuned. This list will keep growing!